Weekly World News Update: August 8, 2018

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August 8, 2018

Weekly World News Update

Sanctioning Iran...Again; Canada-Saudi Arabia Row; Israel's Nation-State Law Controversy; Crackdown in Zimbabwe; Human Rights Travesty in Myanmar; Bangladesh Spars With Its People; Assassination Attempt on Maduro; Cuba Crawls Through Reform

Quote of the Week

"If somebody puts a knife in its opponent or enemy's arm and says we want to negotiate, the answer is that they must first pull out the knife and then come to the negotiation table."

-- Iranian President Rouhani, quoted in an Iranian state television interview on Monday.

Sanctioning Iran...Again

The Return of U.S. Sanctions on Iran: What to Know” CFR Editors -- Council of Foreign Relations, August 6, 2018

"American Sanctions Bring More Agony to Iran’s Dysfunctional Economy" Editorial Board -- The Economist, August 8, 2018

Iran’s Economy Is Struggling Even Without U.S. Sanctions” Krishnadev Calamur -- The Atlantic, August 8, 2018

"China Rejects U.S. Request to Cut Iran Oil ImportsRachel Adams-Heard and Nick Wadhams -- Bloomberg, August 3, 2018

The Preeminent Challenge” Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh -- The Weekly Standard, August 3, 2018

Canada-Saudi Arabia Row

"Saudi Arabia Freezes New Trade, Investment with Canada" Canadian Press -- CBC, August 5, 2018

"Saudi Arabia-Canada Spat: What We Know" Wire Services and Globe Staff -- The Globe and Mail, August 7, 2018

"Canada Won't Look Away on Saudi Arabia, and Neither Should U.S." Editorial Board -- The Washington Post, August 7, 2018

Israel's Nation-State Law Controversy

"The Biggest Issue in Israel's Nation-State Law" Ronald Tiersky -- RealClearWorld, August 6, 2018

"Basic Law or Basically a Disaster? Israel’s Nation-State Law Controversy Explained" Allison Kaplan Sommer -- Haaretz, August 6, 2018

"Why Are Israel's Druze Protesting?" Seth Frantzman -- Jerusalem Post, August 5, 2018

Crackdown in Zimbabwe

"Zimbabwe Enters a New Era, but Struggles to Escape Its Past" -- BBC News, August 4, 2018

"Zimbabwe Activists Go Into Hiding as Security Crackdown Intensifies" Jason Burke -- The Guardian, August 8, 2018

"What’s Next for Zimbabwe?" Alexander Noyes -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 7, 2018

Human Rights Travesty in Myanmar

"UNHCR Head Asks Asia-Pacific Leaders to Show ‘Solidarity’ with Rohingyas" PTI -- The Indian Express, August 8, 2018

"Rohingya Muslims Who Remain in Myanmar Struggle to Survive" Jon Emont and Myo Myo -- The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2018

"Special Report: Dangerous News - How Two Young Reporters Shook Myanmar" -- Channel News Asia, August 8, 2018

Bangladesh Spars With Its People

Bangladesh Protests: How a Traffic Accident Stopped a City of 18 Million” Editorial Board -- BBC News, August 6, 2018

Looking Deeper Into Bangladesh’s Teen Revolution” Shafquat Rabbee -- Asia Times, August 6, 2018

Bangladesh Spars With U.S. Embassy Over Students’ Road Safety Protests” Azad Majumder and Vidhi Doshi -- The Washington Post, August 7, 2018

Global Rights Group Slams Bangladesh Government for Attacks Julhas Alam -- ABC News, August 7, 2018

Assassination Attempt on Maduro

Venezuela Is in Crisis But Its President Might be Stronger for It” Nicholas Casey -- The New York Times, August 6, 2018

After Failed Assassination Attempt, Expect Maduro to Lash Out in Venezuela” Ashish Kumar Sen -- Atlantic Council, August 5, 2018

"Assassination Attempt By Drone? Just the Latest Chaos in Venezuela" Jon Lee Anderson -- New Yorker, August 6, 2018

"A State of Deep Suffering in Venezuela's Hospitals" Jens Glüsing -- Der Spiegel, August 8, 2018

Cuba Crawls Through Reform

Cuba’s Faithful Seek More Rights in an Era of Slow Reform” Kevin Douglas Grant -- The Groundtruth Project, July 31, 2018

 “A Revolution Within the Revolution: Cuba Opens to Same-Sex Marriages” Ruben Gallo -- New York Times, August 3, 2018

Cuba Sweetens Land Grant Program for Farmers” Marc Frank -- Yahoo News, August 7, 2018


 

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